Thursday, December 19, 2013
Aquarium of the Pacific Highlights From 2013
There were a lot of neat things happening with sea otters, seals, sea lions and penguins in 2013. Lets look back at some of them.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Killer whales, humpbacks, grays, a sperm whale and more!!!
The end of November through the beginning of December 2013 will go down in infamy as one of the most epic weeks of sightings ever! It was a true cornucopia of whale species and a lifetime of memories for the guests on board. Check out our photos!
Monday, December 09, 2013
Check out the enrichment items and treats our animals got during this year’s Holiday Treats Festival! Both animals and humans had so much fun!
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
It is not ‘no whale November’ folks, even though we are not in an official whale season; we are still seeing whales and having really exciting trips on our dolphin and sea life cruises! One of the big highlights was a November blue whale! Read on to see what other interested marine life we have seen and see some great shots of them!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Brook the sea otter experiences a mirror for the first time.
Brook the sea otter experiences a mirror, and sees herself for the first time.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
October was a great month for whale watching and we even spotted more than just whales, dolphins, and pinnipeds! We got some rare avian visitors who stayed in town for eight days straight! The masked boobies were stealing the show for many of our trips and bird enthusiasts came from miles to see these rarities. Read on to read about these birds and see some great photos!
Thursday, October 03, 2013
The blue whale definitely took center stage this summer with their amazing displays of size and appetite, but what about their smaller cousins? The blues have continued to give us great trips with their surface lunge feeding but the fin whales and minkes have also been around feeding along with the blues on the krill! Read on to learn about these other guys!
Friday, September 27, 2013
The end of August was full of excitement with more lunge feeding, krill at the surface and many familiar flukes! A part of our research on-board deals with identifying the different individuals of blues that visit us every year and we’ve had some whales come back to the area multiple times. Read more to find out which whales we have been sighting!
Friday, August 23, 2013
So far, August has not disappointed as one of our best months to see blue whales! Not only are we seeing the blues but we are seeing them feeding on krill at the surface. This type of behavior is
called surface lunge feeding and it makes for a pretty memorable experience as a guest on board and even for us educators! Read on to hear more about our blue whale stories.
Friday, August 16, 2013
As I was leaving the exhibit after a recent pinniped presentation a little kid excitedly ran up to me just say “I like your seal the best!” The “seal” I was working with that day was Harpo the Sea Lion. This charismatic raspberry-blowing member of the species Zalophus californianus had made another fan!